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THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR TOGETHER WITH LOT 170, 219 AND 270

A gilt-bronze black and white Paris porcelain and black marble mantel clock by Robert et Fils
Directoire, circa 1795
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,800 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
167

THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR TOGETHER WITH LOT 170, 219 AND 270

A gilt-bronze black and white Paris porcelain and black marble mantel clock by Robert et Fils
Directoire, circa 1795
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,800 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A gilt-bronze black and white Paris porcelain and black marble mantel clock by Robert et Fils
Directoire, circa 1795

the white enamel dial with Roman numerals contained within a drum shaped case surmounted by the Trophies of Love flanked by obelisks surmounted by billing doves and decorated with musical trophies on plinths decorated with amorini, on a shaped base surmounted by bollards hung with chains on toupie feet


50cm. high, 41cm. wide, 20cm. deep; 1ft. 7¾in., 1ft. 4in., 8in.
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Catalogue Note

Comparative Literature:
Jean-Dominique Augarde, Les Ouvriers du Temps, La Pendule a Paris de Louis XIV a Napoleon I, Ornamental Clockmakers in 18th century Paris, Geneva, 1996, p. 394, fig. 288, illustrates a very similar clock, with a movement by Roque.
Hans Ottomeyer/Peter Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Vol.I, Munich, 1986,p. 253, fig.4.6.28, for a design for a related clock with obelisks and a bollarded base attributed to Louis Prieur, in the Musée des arts décoratifs (85 24 A).

A very similar clock, probably the one illustrated by Augarde was offered for sale in these Rooms, as lot 102, 19th May 1972.

 

 

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